We present results of a first-principles determination of the surface structure and electronic properties of Ge(111)2×1. We have found that the most stable state of this surface has a -bonded chainlike structure. This structure has two different isomers with the tilt angle of the uppermost chains in opposite directions, and energetically very close to each other. The isomers exhibit a similar buckling of the surface chains, much larger that that of Si(111)2×1. They also show a very similar surface-state dispersion, which agrees well with the angle-resolved photoemission data of Nicholls et al.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics